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55 Days at Peking

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
This historical epic dramatizes the Battle of Peking, a turning point of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. When Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi (Flora Robson) orders the Boxers, a group of Chinese secret societies, to massacre foreigners within China, a group of ambassadors, their families and staff hole up in a diplomatic compound. Major Matt Lewis of the United States Marine Corps (Charlton Heston) leads the defense while romancing Russian baroness Natalie Ivanoff (Ava Gardner).

Cast: Charlton Heston , Ava Gardner , David Niven , Flora Robson , John Ireland , Harry Andrews , Leo Genn , Robert Helpmann

Director: Nicholas Ray

Genres: Historical drama

55 Days at Peking (1963)

Release Date: October 3rd, 1963|2 hr. 30 min.

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